Holy shit! Spring is finally here! After the crazy weather patterns we've gotten the last few days, it's refreshing to wake up and see a shockingly blue sky. It's also the perfect time to spring some news on ya about The Dimes, a local indie-pop four piece who've been making some waves lately with its stomping indie-pop. The boys sent us a press release about their show at Mississippi Studios on April 19, where they will play with recent addition Ehren Ebbage and friend/"guitar-pop master" Justin King (who has toured with James Taylor and Diana Krall), debuting new material in an "intimate, largely-acoustic arrangement featuring mandolins, slide guitar, banjos, harmonica, melodica, glockenspiels, and more." Sounds pretty rad to me. The material is the first peak at a new (and ambitious, apparently) record scheduled for a late '08 release, and everyone in attendance will receive a free CD featuring two new tracks.
As for some older material, the Dimes stopped by the OPB studios recently to play a short set of songs from 2007's The Silent Generation
. The OPB interview also talks about the band's love of playing in college towns, group sing-alongs, winning at the Portland Music Awards and how the word "candy" applies to its songs. Trust me, it's a worthy listen—and while you're at OPB Music, be sure to check out the bevy of live performances from some of Portland's finest acts, including Hillstomp, Nick Jaina, and Loch Lomond.
The Dimes on OPB
Summery photo courtesy of the Dimes